There are many different reasons that we come to therapy, but a common thread is that we come to therapy looking for help with something we haven’t been able to shift on our own. It may be a new development or something very old, we may not even know what it is. We’ve reached a point where we are ready to change but don’t know how. I really enjoy helping people explore how to move through life’s challenges into a life worth living, how to turn our challenges into strengths, and how to find some peace and ease and enjoyment in our life.
I have a Master’s Degree from Antioch University Seattle where I studied Mental Health Counseling and Embodied Creative Arts Therapy. I have a prior 2-year degree and certification in chemical dependency and addiction counseling. I am trained and certified at EMDR and specialize in treating trauma. I also have a wide scope of life experience prior to my training in counseling that informs my therapy practice.
I am a trauma and addiction specialist but I work with people in many situations.
- Empathic listening/Human connection
- Mindfulness techniques
- Somatic interventions
- Narrative therapy
- Visualization and healing imagery
- Buddhist psychology
- Neuroscience informed interventions
- Creative arts techniques
- Motivational interviewing
- Exploration of values and beliefs
- Trauma therapies
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – EMDR
- Negative self image
- Trauma, grief and loss
- Behavioral, emotional, and chemical addictions
- Attachment injuries suffered as a child
- Trauma and resistance trapped in the body